When Devon Energy announced it was building a new 50-story headquarters, some civic leaders worried the development would create a huge vacancy in the office market and hamper the revival of downtown Oklahoma City.
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Even without the emergence of new high-rise office towers, downtown’s skyline is set to see more low- to mid-rise buildings added in the next couple of years. New hotels include the 11-story Hilton Garden Inn in Bricktown, a six- to eight-story Marriott Springhill Suites at Russell Perry and NE 1 in Deep Deuce, and two more hotels, each six to eight stories high, on the south side of Sheridan Avenue at Byers Avenue. SandRidge Energy will build a five-story amenities building at 120 Robert S. Kerr Ave. and a building up to 14 stories high at Broadway and Robert S. Kerr Ave. A four-story apartment complex is being built at NE 4 and Oklahoma. A convention center will be built, likely two to three stories high, south of Myriad Gardens, and a three-story elementary will be built at Sheridan and Walker Avenues.